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Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors is a book that changes the plot of  Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet where they both die tragic deaths, but instead they never meet and Benvolio’s the one falling in love with a Capulet; all because of a Shakespearean Charm that brought Mimi to Verona.

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors is a book that changes the plot of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet where they both die tragic deaths, but instead they never meet and Benvolio’s the one falling in love with a Capulet; all because of a Shakespearean Charm that brought Mimi to Verona. " The changes made to this lovely but tragic play made me want to rewrite one of Shakespeare's play myself." said Rice.

Staff Writer Kirsten Rice continues her Book Nook segment with Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors.

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Mimi Wallingford is sick of Shakespeare theater, and even more sick of being recognized solely by the prestige of her last name. Unlike her ancestors, Mimi has an extreme case of stage fright whenever she’s about to go on. In her current play of Romeo and Juliet, she’s stuck with superstar Troy Summers playing Romeo: He seems to do all he can to put her down. Right before her final performance as Juliet, she is transported by magic to Shakespeare’s Verona. There she meets Juliet Capulet as well as the entire ‘cast’ of the play that she’s rehearsed for. But the play Mimi thought she knew takes an unexpected twist when Romeo and Juliet don’t meet at the dance and Juliet is engaged to marry the Paris within a week’s time! Though Mimi’s regarded as a ‘relative Capulet,’ Benvolio’s got his eyes on her, Tybalt’s out for her neck, Lady Capulet wants her dead, and is that a superstar actor/Romeo sneaking along the streets? It’s going to take more than just some good acting for Mimi to save Juliet and find her way back home.

” This book is Shakespeare brought to a new meaning, changing a story line is one of the best plot twist I can think of. That’s my favorite part of this whole story is the changing of Romeo and Juliet. I give this book a 10 out of 10 rating. ” said Rice.

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